Queer Public is the podcast about real-life queer life. Each episode we ask critical questions about queer identity, queer politics and our queer culture.
New stories, new voices, new episodes coming in June 2019
Earlier this year, Ariana and I collaborated with the team at Pineapple Street Media to bring you an episode of a Netflix podcast called Prism: Tales of your City. The show features queer stories from across American Cities and we have the Atlanta Episode. The story you’re about to hear is a is the continuation of our last episode, The Atlanta Letters. The story starts over again but is told a different way, and follows Diane back to Atlanta, the place where the story first started.
The Atlanta Letters
Diane Giles wrote letters to a volunteer on the Atlanta Gay Helpline to a woman she had never met, from May to December 1984. This episode is a reading of those letters.
Friends with Exes
More often than not, a relationship without the romance and sexual intimacy is just a really solid friendship. That’s what we miss in a breakup. The companionship. The mutual support and respect. Someone to confide in. We miss having a team mate. Dani and Scott are the perfect example of that.
You Can't Kill a Poet
You Can’t Kill a Poet is a poetry series that features the work of queer and trans poets here in Philadelphia. And because it’s event tape it’s pretty long but totally worth it if you stick around until the end. Maybe put it on while you’re having a quiet night at home and need some literary inspiration. There are 8 amazing poets to hear from, a few of which I talked to get more insight into their poetry practices and how their poems come to life.
Today we’re talking about all the places we go looking for ourselves. And right at our fingertips is the world of television—the good, the bad, the guilty pleasures and the transformative works of art. And in this technicolor world, sometimes we see ourselves, and sometimes—even in 2019–we don’t. Today we’re asking, what do we do as queer people, to transform the media we consume into truer, fuller representations of ourselves?
Prism: Tales of Your City
Listen to the Atlanta episode on the Netflix series Prism: Tales of Your City.